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June 19, 2008

dress shoes show no mercy

Filed under: Uncategorized — mbargo @ 9:38 pm and

It will be 11 weeks tomorrow and for the most part things have been going very well.  Cant say enough how the PT and massage helps.  Doing alot of heal raises., planks and balancing on one leg.   ROM is great just cant seem to do a heal raise with bad leg only.  I send down the orders but its like nobody listens.  in tennis shoes I can walk quite a bit with no issue…I am even shooting a few standing hoops in the driveway to get the feel.  Riding a bike on flat ground is not a problem.   My biggest problem is $%#@ dress shoes.

I had a three day sales meeting out of town this week…we went old school and were suited up for each day.  730 - 530 meetings and breakouts.   530-8pm team dinner… then 8pm on war stories at the lobby bar and local sports pub. I need a week break from people asking me what happened and why am I limping.  But the swelling I would get each day was bad. Nothing like normal.  It seems dress shoes and dress socks just dont cut it for long periods.   I would ice my leg under the table during the day to try and help and I would fall asleep  with ice bag at night but still had a tree trunk every day.   

Got home and in one day  back to normal since I have not worn a dress shoe….    I guess I have no choice but to go to grandpa shoes when I have suit up.   

Planning on my first round of golf Monday with no Boot……so another milestone.


  1. I hear you mbargo. Dress shoes are tough. I have been wearing running shoes since I got back into 2 shoes. People at work were understanding at first but I’m starting to get some more comments. I had to wear dress shoes to a few events recently and my limp came back and the swelling was pretty bad afterwards. The only advice that I can give is to find a pair of slightly more casual leather shoes such as driving loafers that have a more flexible sole and a lower back with softer leather. I have a pair that has worked for me when I need to not wear sneakers with my dress slacks (which is a great look by the way).

    Comment by drew — June 20, 2008 @ 7:41 am

  2. Just wondering if you guys knew that Cole Haan makes dress shoes with Nike Air technology. They are a bit pricey but it might be worth it. I’ll attach a link to Cole Haan Nike Air.If you live near a Nike outlet, I would try there. I know they have them carry them in some of the outlets here, but then i’m in Oregon, home of Nike.,viewAll=FALSE


    Comment by damacar — June 20, 2008 @ 9:35 am

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